Ruaidhrí Dall Ó Catháin
Ruaidhri Dall Mac Mhuirich
For the Scottish Rory Dall’s life and music, the authoritative work is William Matheson’s book The Blind Harper - the songs of Roderick Morison and his music, Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 1970. This book includes all of his poems and songs in Gaelic and also English translation, a full biography, as well as copious background information on the sources and traditions. The section on the song airs and instrumental music is not entirely reliable - see my Rory Dall Tune List for more up-to-date opinions!
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Two of his songs, Creach na Ciadaoin and Oran do MhacLeòid Dhùn Bheagain can be heard, sung unaccompanied, on William Matheson's double CD Gaelic Bards and Minstrels, Scottish Tradition 16.
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I put a recording of Oran do Iain Breac Mac Leòid sung with historical Gaelic harp accompaniment on my 2012 CD Old Gaelic Laments but it’s not a very good performance! I don’t know of any other recordings of Rory Dall’s songs with Gaelic harp accompaniment.